One of the most admired, genre-bending artists to breakthrough in the last decade, Valerie June's music blends southern sounds, African rhythms and ambient atmospherics into something altogether futuristic and new. Her 2013 album, Pushin’ Against A Stone and 2017’s The Order Of Time (Fantasy Records) established her as a vital voice in the world of roots music, earning the admiration of Bob Dylan and landing on best-of-the-year lists from the New York Times, The New Yorker and more.
June's rapturous, one-of-a-kind live shows have also helped her achieve a loyal, world-wide audience and are not to be missed. She is currently working on her highly anticipated new album.
“She knows when quiet is enough. It feels like a model for being.” — The New Yorker
“Rootsy, leisurely, genre-blurring Americana grooves roll along and evolve behind Valerie June’s assorted voices — nasal, clear, cracked, breathy — in songs with a casual, conversational surface. But they often contemplate past and present eternities, from her family’s history to the promise of lifelong love.” — The New York Times, Best Albums of 2017
“Childlike wonderment amid a gloriously ethereal atmosphere reminiscent of Van Morrison’s ‘Astral Weeks.’ Fantastic stuff.” — The Guardian
“[The Order of Time is] near-perfect front to back, its politics are subtle and sly, mostly implicit and matter-of-fact, transmitted through sketches of lovers and other strugglers.”
— Rolling Stone
“Each of these songs are suffused with nostalgia or idealism that’s also strikingly grounded.” — NPR Music
“Of its time and timeless.” – NPR Fresh Air
“An exercise in vigilant renewal… [June] glides and grooves before breaking your heart completely.” — VICE